Fircrest’s Ken Still spent his entire career on the PGA Tour entertaining galleries in all parts of the country.
On Tuesday, his hometown showed him a little of that same love. The Fircrest city council approved a letter of proclamation, declaring Feb. 12 – the golfer’s birth date – as “Ken Still Day.”
As the 77-year-old sat in attendance with his wife, Linda, city council members took turns reading congratulatory letters from golfing peers Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd and Juan “Chi-Chi” Rodriguez.
Still was also hailed in a letter written by Pierce County executive Pat McCarthy as the city’s goodwill ambassador to the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course.
Clark Mather, a representative from the office of U.S. Congressman Norm Dicks, also read a letter written by the longtime politician that stated it was “very appropriate” that Still serve as a community delegate to the national championship.
At the end of the 20-minute presentation, a visibly-touched Still took the podium for a few remarks, thanking the “great city” for the honor.
Mayor David Viafore handed Still the framed letter of proclamation. Councilman Matthew Jolibois announced, “Fircrest is proud of our son.”